Agenda

Day 1, December 13

12.30-13.30

Registration of participants. Welcome coffee

13:30-14:00

Opening remarks from the organizers

14:00 – 14:30

Investigative journalism in the new media reality

Keynote speaker – Charles Lewis, tenured professor and the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University in Washington, D.C. (USA)

14:00 – 15:30

Investigations that are changing the country and society – The impact of investigations on their heroes: how do no harm and not violate the standards of ethics and the profession?

Speakers: Charles Lewis (Investigative Reporting Workshop, USA); Andrew Lehren (CNBC, USA);  Lesia Ivanova (Bihus.Info, Ukraine);  Harvey Cashore (CBC, Canada)

Moderator: Katya Gorchynska (Ukraine)

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee-break

16:00-17:30

Rimo Hall

The impact of investigations on their heroes: how do no harm and not violate the standards of ethics and the profession

Speakers: Margo Smit (NPO, Netherlands);  Henrik Kaufholz (Politiken, Denmark);  David Hammer (WWL-TV, New Orleans, USA);   Natalie Sedletska (Schemes, RFE/RL, Ukraine)

Moderator: Daryna Shevchenko (Jnomics, Ukraine)

Denali Hall

Models of investigative journalism  support & sustainabilty

Speakers: Azamat Tynaev (Internews, Kyrgyzstan);  Vladimir Thorik (RISE, Moldova);  Atanas Tchobanov (Bivol.bg. Bulgaria);  Oksana Bizenkova (Bihus.Info, Ukraine)

Moderator: Gaygysyz Geldiyev (Jnomics, Ukraine)

Belgrano Hall

Being freelance investigative journalist

Speaker: Mark Schapiro (Berkeley University, USA)

Day 2, December 14

09:00 – 09:30

Registration of participants. Welcome coffee

09:30-11:00

Rimo Hall

Panel Discussion: How to Teach Investigative Journalists?

Speakers: Charles Lewis (Investigative Reporting Workshop, USA);  Andrew Lehren (NBC News, USA), Lasma Antonevica  (Centre for Media Studies, SSE Riga, Latvia);  Pavlo Khud (Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine);  Oleksandr Voloshyn (RPDI, Ukraine);  Olga Simanovych (GIJN, Ukraine)

Moderator: Oleg Khomenok (Internews, GIJN, Ukraine)

Denali Hall

Workshop on Promotion of the Center for Investigative Journalism through social networks

Part 1

Trainer: Franak Viachorka (Digital Communication Network, USA)

Belgrano Hall

Workshop on Investigative podcats

Trainer: Michael Montgomery (Reveal, USA) 

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee-break

11:30-13:00

Rimo Hall

Cybercrime investigation

Speakers: Cornelius Granig (K Advisors, Austria) Andrey Zakharov (BBC Russia)

Moderator:  Stanislav Urasov (Liga Tech, Ukraine) 

Denali Hall

What NABU (does not) talk about 

Speakers: Marharyta Zhyvaha (NABU) Yaroslava Kravchenko(NABU) Nadiia Polkhovska (NABU)

Belgrano Hall

Master-class – Video and Online Storytelling of Investigations       

Trainer: David Hammer (WWL-TV New Orleans, USA)

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Rimo Hall

Investigation of Ukrainians & their connections abroad   

Speakers: Cornelius Granig (K Advisors, Austria);  Atanas Tchobanov (Bivol.bg. Bulgaria) Oleg Oganov (Mykolaiv Center for Investigative Reporting, Ukraine) Alina Stryzhak (Nashi Groshi, Ukraine)

Moderator:  Oleksa Shalayskiy (Nashi Groshy, Ukraine)

Denali Hall

Workshop on Promotion of the Center for Investigative Journalism through social networks.

Part 2

Trainer: Franak Viachorka (Digital Communication Network, USA)

Belgrano Hall

Interviewing Techniques in Investigations    

Speakers: David Hammer (WWL-TV New Orleans, USA)Harvey Cashore (CBC, Canada) 

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee-break

16:00 – 17:30

Go Offline: New Forms and Formats for Communication with Audiences of Investigations

Speakers: Svitlana Olifira (NABU);  Anastasiya Borema (Bihus.Info);  Oleksandra Hubytska (Nashi Groshi Lviv);  Maksym Savchuk (Schemes, RFE/RL);  Yevheniia Motorevska (Slidstvo.Info)

Moderator: Oleksandr Voloshyn (RPDI)

18:00-21:00

Reception

Day 3, December 15

10:00-11:30

Rimo Hall

Investigation of war crimes

Speakers: Michael Montgomery (Reveal, USA);  Milorad Ivanovic (Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, Serbia)

Moderator: Valentyna Samar (Center for Investigative Reporting, Ukraine)

Denali Hall

Data-based workshop: from party finances to simultaneous search in 19 datasets

Trainers: Anton Stoliarov and Yelyzaveta Seredina (Bihus.Info,Ukraine);  Vita Dumanskaya and Oksana Stavniichuk (Chesno, Ukraine)

Belgrano Hall

Cross-border investigative teams: how to plan, communicate, prevent leaks

Speakers: Andrew Lehren (NBC News, USA); Aubrey Belford  (OCCRP, Ukraine);  Olena Loginova (Slidsto.Info, Ukraine)

Moderator: Olga Simanovych (GIJN, Ukraine)

11:30 – 12:00

Coffee-break

12:00-13:30

Rimo Hall

Cross-border investigations of 2019  

Speakers: Vladimir Thorik  (RISE, Moldova); Valeria Egoshina (Schemes, RFE/RL, Ukraine); Roman Romanovskiy (TI, Russia); Alina Stryzhak  (Nashi Groshi, Ukraine)

Moderator: Aubrey Belford (OCCRP, Ukraine)

Denali Hall

Master-class – Search for information about individuals using tools of YouControl 

Trainer: Sergi Milman (YouControl)

Master-class – Search for information about individuals using tools of Clarity Project

Trainer: Yaroslav Harahuts (Clarity Project)

Belgrano Hall

Master-class – How to do investigations focused on Criminal Justice topics

Trainers: Anna Babinec (Slidstvo.info); Kateryna Lykhohliad (Slidstvo.info); Еlena Loginova (Slidstvo.info)

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch

14:30-16:00

Rimo Hall

Investigating environmental issues: best practices

Speakers: Alyona Boiarynova (STS, Ukraine); Kateryna Rozhdestvenska (Zaporizhzhia CIR, Ukraine); Taras Zozulinskyi (Detectives, Ukraine); Olena Mudra (Voice of Carpathians, Ukraine); Mark Schapiro (Berkeley University, USA)

Moderator: Tetiana Rykhtun (UA: Kyiv, Ukraine)

Denali Hall

Workshop on Use of public data registers of the Russian Federation

Trainer: Roman Romanovskii (TI, Russia)

Belgrano Hall

Investigating party financing and campaign funding

Speakers: Maksym Opanasenko (Bihus.Info), Hanna Kalaur (4 vlada); Yurii Horbach  (Syla Pravdy); Yaroslav Chepurnyi (Mykolaiv Center of Investigations)

Moderator: Igor Feschenko (Chesno)

16:00 – 16:30

Closing remarks of the conference

16:30-17:00

Coffee

Organiser: Regional Press Development Institute

Regional Press Development Institute (RPDI) – Ukrainian nonprofit public organization, which has been successfully operating in Ukraine since 2006.

Topic of the Conference: "Investigative journalism in the new media reality"

Information availability – open data, global surveillance vs privacy rights, leaks and whistleblowers vs classifying and encrypting information;

Media consumption and communication model – multilateral and equal communication, social networks, manipulation and misinformation, impact of investigations;

Technologies for gathering information, media formats, storytelling and reaching the audience;

New formats and tasks of education for investigative journalists;

New models of financing of investigative journalism.

Keynote speaker - Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis, tenured professor and the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University in Washington, D.C., former producer for ABC News and CBS News 60 Minutes, he founded two Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit news organizations, The Center for Public Integrity and The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. A best-selling author/co-author of six books, he was awarded the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence in 2018. 

Donors of the Conference

European Union Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI), Politiken Fonden, Internews Media Program in Ukraine, The International Renaissance Foundation, USAID, Embassy of Germany

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